This pocket-sized phone holder mounts to airplane tray tables so you can watch movies during your flight: ‘The best $12 I’ve ever spent’

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Passing the time on airplanes can be tough without in-flight entertainment. Whether you like to download movies or watch YouTube videos, there’s a good chance you’ll want to watch something on your phone during your trip.

But instead of balancing your phone on the seatback pocket or tweaking your neck from staring at a screen in your lap, why not try the Universal Airplane in Flight Phone Mount?

This compact phone mount securely clamps to airplane tray tables so you can comfortably watch your favorite content hands-free.

Universal Airplane in Flight Phone Mount, $12.97

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Compatible with multiple phone sizes — from the iPhone Mini to the iPhone 12 Pro Max or Samsung Note 20 Plus — this is sure to become your new travel must-have. The mount features adjustable dual joints that give you 360 degrees of rotation to give you the best viewing angle every time.

Having earned 4.6 out of 5 stars and an Amazon’s Choice badge, the Universal Airplane in Flight Phone Mount has earned rave reviews for its versatility. While it’s obviously perfect to use in-flight, you can also use it as a tripod when taking pictures or hopping on a last-minute Zoom call.

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Amazon shoppers can’t get enough of the wallet-friendly product. One declared it “the best $12 I’ve ever spent,” going on to explain, “I usually lug an iPad to watch movies on airplanes and have to balance it on my lap or tray table… But hooking my phone up to this was so much more convenient, hands-free could tilt it all diff ways to avoid glare.”

Another pleased customer called the gadget “genius” and shared, “Whoever invented this did a fabulous job, this thing worked on the plane to perfection. I’ve used it pretty much everywhere else, snapped it onto my desk, set it up on top of my desk, snapped it on shelves and such, this device just works and I’m so glad I purchased it.”

Shop this travel essential on Amazon now and keep it stashed in your carry-on!

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